NORMA MINKOWITZ

Education and Honors

Cooper Union Art School - Graduated 1958
Born in NYC, resides in Westport, CT

2017 Selected Nominee for the FID#8 International drawing Competition, Paris France
2015 Smithsonian Archives of American Art: Artist Papers
2009 Master of the Medium Award, James Renwick Alliance of The Smithsonian Institution
2008 Drawing Room Viewing Program, NY
2008 Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Visual Artist Grant, Works On Paper
2003 Fellow of the American Crafts Council
2002 Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Visual Arts Fellowship
2000 United Nations Association, Award honoring 100 outstanding Connecticut Women
1992 Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Purchase Award
1987 Visual Reservoirs: Object and Images In-Of-Under-About Surface; Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, CA
1986 National Endowment for the Arts; Visual Arts Fellowship
1986 Artquest ’86, Parsons School of Design
1981 Women in Design International Outstanding achievement Award
1976 Convergence `76; Fibre Structures; Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute
1976 Cotton comes Home; International competition
   

Selected Museum and Public Collections

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
State of Connecticut Commission on the Arts
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
National Museum of Art/Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Denver Art Museum, Colorado
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA
Jack Lenor Larsen, Long House Foundation
Josephus Daniels Foundation, Raleigh, NC
Housatonic Community College Museum of Art, Twentieth Century Sculpture
Neutrogena Corporation Collection, Los Angeles, CA
Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa OK
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, RI
Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
Decordova Museum of Art, Lincoln, MA     
Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC
"Self Portrait", Collection of Curtis Finch Jr, promised to The Arkansas Center
M.H.de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI
Kwang Ju Museum, Kwang Ju, Korea
Westport Schools, Permanent Collection
Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, NM
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston TX
Museum of Arts and Design, NY
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Arizona State University Museum of Art, AZ
Cooper Hewitt Museum, Drawings, Prints and Graphic Design Collection, NYC
Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2015 SOLOS 2015 WAC, curated by Richard Klein, Exhibitions Director Aldrich Art Museum, CT
2015 Drawn to the Edge: Drawings and Small Sculpture, The Great Hall, Westport Library, CT
2014 Inside The Void, Drawing and Collage by Norma Minkowitz, Gallery La Pêche, Los Angeles, CA
2014 New Arts Gallery, Litchfield, CT
2013 Storylines Sculpture and Drawings by Norma Minkowitz, Snyderman/Works Gallery, PA, March 1-April 27
2011 Drawn To the Edge, Sculpture and Drawings by Norma Minkowitz, H. Pelham Curtis Gallery, New Canaan, CT.
2007 Passion of the Line, 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2005 New Arts Gallery, Litchfield, CT
2002 Portraits and Passages, Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1999 New Sculpture, Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1996 Out on a Limb, Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
  Bridge IV, Norma Minkowitz, Society of Contemporary Crafts, Pittsburgh, PA Catalog
1995 Exposed/Enclosed, Norma Minkowitz, H. Pelham Curtis Gallery, New Canaan, CT
1994 Sculpture- Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1993 Norma Minkowitz, Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1993    Norma Minkowitz 1987-1993, The Wetsman Collection, Birmingham, MI
1991 The Body as Vessel, Bellas Artes Gallery, New York City 
1990  Norma Minkowitz, Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1989 Norma Minkowitz/ New work, Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1987 Two Person Award Show, Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, Monterey, CA.
   

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 Of Art & Craft, Flinn Gallery, Greenwhich, Ct, curated by Leslee Asch
2017 Cut the Edge--Weave the Line Exploring the Vision& Creativity of Contemporary Textile Art, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
2017 Plush, Art and Culture Center, Hollywood FLA, curated by Laura Marsh
2017 Still Crazy After All These Years, 30 years- browngrotta arts, CT, catalog
2017 Threads of Connection, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, FLA
2017-2020 Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America, University of Missouri
2016-2017 She: Images of Female Power from the Permanent Collection, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
2017 More Than Words#ammore, Westport Arts Center, CT
2016 The Conference of The Birds, Shirley Fiterman Art Center at BMCC, NY, curated by Brenda Zlamany
2016 The Angel of History curated by David Gibson, Station Independent Projects, NYC
2016 10th Fiber Biennial, Snyderman/Works Gallery, PA
2016 Art on Paper, Pier 36, NYC, brown/grotta arts
2015 Body Language: New Acquisitions of Figurative Work RAM, Racine, WI
2014-2015 Loomless: Contemporary Fiberworks from the Museum's Collection, Honolulu Museum of Art, HI
2014 Game Changers: Fiber Art Masters and Innovators, Fuller Craft Museum, MA
2014 Of Two Minds:Artists Who Do More Than One of a Kind, brown/grotta arts CT
2014 9th Fiber Biennial, Snyderman/Works Gallery, PA
2013 Top 10 at 10: From the RAM Collection  Racine Art Museum, WI
2012 Anthropomorphism Montreal Museum of Fine Arts curated by Diane Charbonneau
   8th International Fiber Biennial,  Snyderman /Works Gallery, PA
  Toy Stories, Exhibition curated by Helen Klisser During, Westport Arts Center, CT
  Retro/Prospective, 25 years of Art Textiles and sculpture, browngrotta arts Catalog
2011 Stimulus Invitational Fiber exhibition, browngrotta arts, Wilton CT Catalog
  Sleight of Hand Denver Art Museum curated by Dr Alice Zrebiec
  New York Fiber in The 21st Century, Lehman College Art Gallery, NY, curated by Sandra Sider
2010 Different Lines: Drawings by Craft Artists, Fuller Craft Museum, MA, curated by Joan Hausrath
  Intertwined: Contemporary Baskets from The Sara and David Lieberman Collection, Museum of Arts and Design, NYC, Catalog curated by Heather S.Lineberry
  Knitted, Knotted, Netted, Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton,NJ
  A Proposal for a New Century, International Textile Competition, Kyoto International Conference Hall; Japan
2009 10th Wave lll: Art Textiles and Fiber Sculpture, browngrotta Arts, CT Catalog
  Matters of Pattern, Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Individual Artist Fellowship Grants of 2008, Works on Paper, Hartford, CT
  The Dorothy Saxe Invitational Contemporary Jewish Museum, CA Catalog
  Permanently Mad, Museum of Arts and Design, NY
2008 Works on Paper Drawings, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York
2007 Selections from the The Wornick Collection, Shy Boy, She Devil, and Isis, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA  Book
  One of a Kind: The Studio Craft Movement, curated by Jane Adlin, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
2006 Beyond Weaving: International Art Textiles, Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT
2005 Scents of Purpose: Artists Interpret the Spice Box, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA Catalog
  No Boundaries, Art + Fiber, Neusteter Textile Gallery, Denver Art Museum, curated by Dr. Alice Zrebiec
2004 Traditions/Transitions/The Changing World of Fiber Art, Wadsworth Atheneum, curated by Carol Dean Krute
2003 Corporal Identity-Body Language, 9th Triennial for Form and Content: Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany; Museum of Arts and Design, NYC, Catalog
  College of Fellows, Aileen Osborn Webb Award Exhibition, SOFA, Chicago, curated by Paul Smith
  Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Visual Arts Fellowship Exhibition, Hartford, CT
2002 Threads On the Edge,The Daphne Farago Collection, Boston Museum of Fine Arts
  Fiber Art: Following the Thread, Smithsonian Archives of American Art Research Center, New York
2000 Miniatures 2000, Helen Drutt Gallery,Museum of Art and Design, Helsinki Finland
  7th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition,Univ.of Hawaii Invitational, Catalog
1999 Weaving the World, Contemporary Art of Linear Construction, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan, Catalog
1998 9th International Triennial of Tapestry, Invitational, USA, Lodz, Poland, Catalog
  The Amazing World of Fiber Art,Wadsworth Atheneum,Hartford,Ct
  Five Points of View,San Francisco Craft and Folk Art Museum,SF,CA
1997 Hung Out to Dry, Steinbaum Krauss Gallery, New York City
1995 Fiber, Five Decades from the Permanent Collection of the American Craft Museum New York, Catalog
  Contemporary Fiber from St Louis Collections, The St Louis Art Museum
1992 Modern Design: 1880-1990, Twentieth Century Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, Exhibition book published
1991 Art in Embassies Program, United States Department of State, Warsaw, Poland                        
1990 The Female Form in Contemporary Art, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT, from Permanent Collection, curated by Andrea Miller-Keller
  Exploring the Figure through Sculptured Form, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI, curated by Allison Cywin
  Arte Textil Fibers; USA .Columbia, Florida State Univ. Gallery and Museum, Catalog
1989 The Vessel: Studies in Form and Media, Craft and Folk Art Museum, LA,CA
1988 Craft USA American Craft Museum, curated by Paul J. Smith European tour, Catalog
  The Tactile Vessel, curated by Jack Lenor Larsen, Erie Art Museum, Tour, Catalog
1987 A Sensitivity of Textile, Art Museum and the University Art Museum at UWM; Tour; Catalog
  Craft Today Poetry of the Physical, American Craft Museum, NY, curated by Paul J. Smith Catalog
1986 FiberR/Evolution, Milwaukee Art Museum and University Art Museum, Tour, Catalog
1985 The Flexible Medium: Art Textiles from the Museum Collection, Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian    Institution, Washington, D.C.,
  The New Elegance Contemporary Wearable art, Newark Museum of Art, NJ
1984 Fiber Structure National, Downey Museum or Art.CA
1983 Fiber: The Artist’s View, Long Island University, Hillwood Gallery, Catalog
1978 The Great American Foot, Museum of Contemporary Crafts, NYC, Tour, Catalog
1977 Fiberworks, International, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, Catalog
  Philadelphia Museum of Art, Wearable Art
1976 The Handwrought Object, 1776-1976, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art. Catalog
  Fibre Structures, Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, Catalog
  Second International Competition of Miniature Fibre Work, British Craft Centre, London, England; Catalog; Tour
1975 Colorado State University, Contemporary Crafts of The Americas International
  Homage to the Bag, Museum of Contemporary Crafts, NYC, Catalog
1974 Portable World, Museum of Contemporary Crafts, NYC and Cranbrook Academy of Art   Museum, Catalog 
  Museum of Contemporary Crafts NYC, Clothing to Be Seen, Catalog
  Baroque ’74, Museum of Contemporary Crafts, Catalog
1972 Fiber Art by American Artists, Ball State University, Indiana, Catalog
   
2017 Exploring Fiber Art, Anne Lee and E.Ashley Rooney, Shiffer Publishing
2015 Masters of Craft: Portraits, Paul J Smith, Schiffer publishing
2015 Artistry- Norma Minkowitz, New England Home Magazine, March/April, by Kris Wilton
2013 North American Women Artists of The 20th Century, Edited by Jules Heller and Nancy Heller
2013 Fiber Art Now, Outside Looking In: The Crochet Vessels of Norma Minkowitz By Noelle Foye
  The Fine Art of Crochet, Gwen Blakely Kinsler, Author/House Publishing
2012 Retro/Prospective: 25 years of Art Textiles, browngrotta arts
2011 Fiber Art Today, Carol K Russell, Schiffer Books.
2010 Makers: A History of American Studio Crafts, Janet Koplos and Bruce Metcalf
2009 10th Wave lll, Art Textiles and Fiber Sculpture, browngrotta  arts
  Choosing Craft: The Artist’s Viewpoint, by Vicki Halper and Diane Douglas
2008 Norma Minkowitz: Passion of the Line, Richard Tobin. Santa Fe
  Surface Design Magazine, Review Passion of the Line by Leslie Clark
  Studio Furniture of the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American art Museum
2007 The Wornick Collection, “Shy Boy, She Devil, and Isis”, Gerald Ward, MFA Publications Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2006 Beyond Weaving International Textiles, browngrotta arts
  Material Difference, Polly Ullrich, Friends of Fiber Art International
  The Magazine of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
  Interweave Magazine, Artist Profile, by Michelle Mach
2005 Sculpture Magazine, Writing Around Space, Kathleen Whitney, Oct issue
  Feature, Westport Magazine, Crossing Lines, by Susan Gerber, April Issue
  Artwear, Fashion and Anti-fashion, Melissa Leventon, Fine Arts Museum of SF, CA
2004 The Sculpture Reference: Contemporary Techniques, Terms, Tools, Materials and Sculpture, by Arthur Williams
  Norma Minkowitz Portfolio Collection, Monograph, Telos Art Publishing, Brighton, England, Kathleen Whitney, Jane Adlin, David McFadden
  SOFA CHICAGO Catalog, Spaces Within, Essay by Kathleen Whitney
2003 Corporal Identity- Body Language, 9th Triennial for Form and Content, Museum of Arts and Design, NYC Catalog
  CRART Magazine, September 2003, No.25, Essay by Mee Hye Lee, Seoul, Korea
  Art News, January 2003, Norma Minkowitz/Bellas Artes, Review by Dottie Indyke
  Fiberarts Magazine, March/April, Portraits and Passages, Bellas Artes, Review by Ruth Lopez
2002 Surface Design Journal, The Importance of Being Fiber, Twylene Moyer, Vol 26, #4
  Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Oral History program
2000 Nouvel Object III and V, Sept 1997 and 2000, Seoul, Korea
  American Craft, Feb, Norma Minkowitz/ Bellas Artes Gallery, Review by Kathleen Whitney
Weaving the World, Contemporary Art of Linear Construction, Yokohama Museum of Art, Catalog
1997 North American Women Artists of the Twentieth Century: A Biographical Dictionary, Nancy G. Heller, Jules Heller
1996 The Magazine: Santa Fe, Out on a Limb, works by Norma Minkowitz, Review by Christine Hemp
1995 Shaping Space, Second Edition: Paul Zelanski and Mary Pat Fisher, Harcourt/Brace
1992 Fiberarts Magazine, Norma Minkowitz: The Body as Vessel, Review by Betty Freudenheim
1990 The New Textiles, Trends and Traditions, Chloe Colchester, Rizzoli
  Modern Design 1890-1990 in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, R. Craig Miller
  Norma Minkowitz: Shadow Boxes, Review by Margo Shermeta, American Craft Magazine, Dec/Jan
1989 By Design, the Evolving Basket, Metropolis Magazine, Victoria Geibel
  The Tactile Vessel, Jack Lenor Larsen, Erie Art Museum
1988 The Art of Seeing, Zelanski/ Fisher,Prentice Hall
  Columbia University; Oral History Archives of Fiber Artists, Greenwood Press
1987 Reminiscences of Norma Minkowitz: Richard M. Polsky
1986 Fiber R/Evolution; Milwaukee Art Museum; Rosalie Goldstein; Burton & Mayer
  Art to Wear, Julie Schafler Dale Abbeville press
  Craft Today:Poetry of The Physical, Paul J. Smith  & Edward Lucie-Smith, American Craft  Museum, Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  The Basketmakers Art, Rob Pulleyn, Lark Publications
1984 Design Principles and Problems, Zelanski/Fisher, Holt, Rinehart &Winston
1981 American Craft Magazine Portfolio feature
1980 The Fiber Design Book, Editors  of Fiberarts Magazine, Hastings House
1977 Fiberworks;The Cleveland Museum of Art
1976 Fiber Structures, Van Nostrand  Reinhold, Cincinnati
  Hardcore Crafts; Nancy Bruning Levine; Ballantine Books, Inc
1975 Contemporary Crafts of The Americas; Nilda C. Fernandez Getty & RobertJ.Forsyth; Regenry
   

Videos

2010 Museum of Arts and Design, Conversation with Jennifer Scanlan, Artist Library
  Years in the Making: Norma Minkowitz Sculptor, Interview, Martin West
  Years in the Making: Norma Minkowitz Sculptor, Studio, Martin West
2002 Maker Profile: Norma Minkowitz, Contemporary Fiber Artists, Odyssey Videos Graham Eccles and Val Burnett
   

Professional

2017 Juror for the Philadelphia Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA
2017 Lecture Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford ,CT
2016 Lecture/SOFA Chicago, Friends of Fiber International
2016 Juror, Fiber Art Now Excellence in Fiber Exhibition, 2016
2015 Lecture M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, Carol Walter Sinton Program for Art, SF, CA
2013 Lecture in conjunction with solo show at Snyderman/Works. Philadelphia Art Alliance
2012 Juror, with Michael Monroe and Elizabeth Argo for the Palm Beach Fine Craft show, Crafts America LLC. March 1, 2013. Palm Beach, Florida
2010 Juror, Craft America /Westchester Fine Craft show
2009 Master of the Medium Symposium Renwick Alliance of the Smithsonian Institution
  Lecture and panel Discussion –Fiber Arts, Museum of Arts and Design, NY
2006 Juror, Craft America / Westchester Fine Craft Show
2005 Lecture/SOFA NY
  Museum of Arts and Design, Illustrated Lecture, Drawn to the Edge
2004 Museum of Arts and Design, Illustrated Lecture
2003 Guest Curator, Transcending Process: Contemporary Fiber, Brookfield Craft Center
  Juror, Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Grant applicants
2001 Katonah Museum of Art, Illustrated Lecture
1998 Connecticut Artist’s Collection, Advisory Committee, Connecticut Commission on The Arts
1990 Juror, Connecticut Commission on the arts Grant applicants
  Juror, Paper/Fiber XIII, National Juried Exhibition, Johnson Arts Council, Iowa City
1987 Lecture and Panel Discussion-FiberR/Evolution, Brockton Art Museum
1986 Eastern CT State College Innovation I ,Illustrated Lecture Willimantic, CT
1985 Donnell Library NYC Illustrated Lecture
1975 South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD: Women in the Arts. Illustrated Lecture